On Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, John Prosser, Garden Place Academy Advocate and urban planner, died. Friends, family and community activists will miss his wisdom and energy immensely. John’s dedication and passion was a driving force for the vision of Garden Place Academy as a model for excellence in the city. Honor John’s legacy with a donation to Garden Place Academy Advocates.
Globeville, located in Denver’s former industrial crescent, is a diverse and vibrant community.
Denver Public School’s Garden Place Academy, is a focal point of Globeville life and education. Improving the school’s interior, Learning Landscape schoolyard and after school and community programs with an emphasis on modernization, sustainability and preservation will position Garden Place Academy as a model of excellence for Denver schools. The Big SandBox is pleased to provide backbone support for the Garden Place Academy Advocates (GPAA) to support the school and the Globeville community.
As part of the TBS Schoolyard Exchange, a schoolyard redevelopment plan was created for Garden Place Academy as part of a landscape architecture studio at the University of Colorado. A GPA campus plan was created.
Established in May of 2015, this 3-year collaborative of school, community, professional and private supporters seeks funding for immediate and long term capital improvements. The Garden Place Academy Advocates, have developed a comprehensive financing strategy for phase one that creates a mechanism for entrepreneurial public-private financing. This approach seeks both in-kind and cash contributions.
For Phase One we need $546,500. We still need to raise $50,000. We need your support to make Garden Place Academy a model for “smart” schools and resilient communities. GPAA Funding Update
Phase Two will focus on larger infrastructure improvements to the school campus such as a pick up/drop off zone for parents. The redevelopment of the adjacent abandoned church as a school/community resource will be the final phase of our efforts.
INDIVIDUALS Liz Adams, Paul Andrews, Celina Benavidez, Maria Garcia Berry, Kendra Black, Barbara Blumenthal, Councilman Albus Brooks, Ellie Caulkins, Dana Crawford, Barbara Frommell, Cecelia Garcia, Pat Grant, Micheleane Green, Gretchen Hoorah. AM Kenney, Tom Klein, HE Morgan, Donna McEncroe, Rudolfo Payan, Ramon Payan, Armando Payan, Sabria Payan, John Prosser, Ean Thomas Tayoya ,Billy Wang, Ronald Williams, Mickey Zepplin,
BUSINESSES, ORGANIZATIONS AND AGENCIES Buell Foundation, Cherry Creek Foundation, CRL, Denver Office of Economic Development, Dylan Consulting Company, Exdo Development, Fox Station, Hensel Phelps, Gates Family Foundation, JJJ properties. LLC, Jake’s Bar, Iron and Metals Inc, Kiewit Infrastructure, Smart Deal for Denver, Sophium Development , Trammel Crow, Westfield Woodspear, USDA, and Zakhem Real Estate Group.
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